The healthy-sized actress, Kate Winslet, has been celebrated and criticised at different times by the media for having a typical womanly figure. As an actress, Ms. Winslet has previously defended the naturally average-figured woman and now says “I’m completely physically comfortable with who I am… I don’t feel I have to run around waving my flag about the female body any more.” Back in February 2003, Ms. Winslet was apologetic when her image was digitally enhanced to make her look slimmer for a GQ magazine shoot.
The 33-year-old actress looks amazing in the December 2008 issue of Vanity Fair magazine. Ms. Winslet said of the way she looks, “I often look at women who wear great jeans and high heels and nice little T-shirts wandering around the city and I think, I should make more of an effort…. But then I think, they can’t be happy in those heels.”
But the Titatic star and a mother of two, Mia Honey, 8, and son Joe Alfie, who will turn five next month, is furious over tabloid reports that racy photos of her in the latest issue of Vanity Fair were vigorously airbrushed to make her look thinner.
Daily mail reported that a professional airbrush artist Chris Bickmore believes it has been doctored wholesale. Here he outlines the areas that he thinks have been upgraded.
The face: ‘There is no real detail in her face. Any detail or wrinkles have been removed. There are no eye bags, contours and smile lines.
‘The whites of her eyes have been cleaned up and are now a really clean, crisp white. I’d say her lips have possibly been made slightly fuller as well.’
The skin: ‘Her skin has generally been retouched all over so she has no lines or blemishes at all. Her skin is completely perfect.’
The hands and feet: ‘There are no wrinkles or lines or veins on her hands and feet and this just is not natural.’
The figure: ‘Her back and lower body have been pinched in to make her look thinner and to give her some curves.
‘Her bottom has been rounded off so it looks nice and pert. I would be very surprised if her bottom was like that naturally. Her thigh appears to have been made slimmer so it appears more toned.
‘And in the shot of her sitting down on the front cover, it’s possible her legs were made slightly thinner so they also appear more toned.’
A spokesman for Vanity Fair said of the latest photoshoot: “Kate really did look fabulous and hardly needed any retouching at all. Just a little smoothing of the skin tone and covering of blemishes. There was no change in the body shape. She really does look that hot.”
More images of Kate Winslet and the accompanying interview can be seen at www.VanityFair.com. The sexy movie star is currently promoting the upcoming film Revolutionary Road.
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